All posts tagged: texas

Meet Nahla.

Welcome to Austin, Texas! It is the state capital, home to The University of Texas, an influential center (politics,technology, music, film, great food), and is reputed as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” It is also the home of Nahla, a miniature potbellied piggy. Nahla and her family (mom and dad) live near Lake Austin. It is not a rare sight for neighbors to see this 3-year-old diva pig sunning or playing by the boat dock over looking the lake. PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pig? I come from a ranching family on my mom’s side and a farming family on my dad’s side. (What animal have I not cared for and literally brought into the house while growing up?!) My grandparents sold pot-belly pigs in the 90’s when the pet pig craze first began. I loved going out to my grandparent’s house and catching one of the piglets from the litter. I would bring it inside to bathe and play with for a day before returning it to its mom. We also kept a couple …

Meet Norman.

Two years old and weighing in at 89 pounds of pure love, Norman, from Kemp, Texas – is “not just a pig.”  After 17 years of wanting a pig, Norman’s sweet Mama, Misty, finally had her dream come true in January of 2013.  Norman is a Certified Therapy Pig and here is his story. PE🐽NY: How did Norman come into your life? I have wanted a pig for 17 years. 17!! I knew from research it would take lots of work and dedication.  We had four dogs. After two of them passed from old age, I knew I was ready and had the time to devote to having a pig.  I did tons of research, and I had already liked and read up on Les Petite Pigs, from Moscow Mills, Missouri.  I really liked Dawn (the breeder) and her ethics and how she treated all her piggy babies and adults, and decided that this was where I would get my piglet from.  Dawn had Norman (five months old at the time) and a little girl piglet that …